Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sykes - Picot Agreement

This is basically a division of cake problem.

Britain and France decided, in 1916, to divide the territories of Ottoman Empire after its would be fall. In 1917 the minor partner to the conspiracy, Tsarist Russia, had the Bolshevik revolution and the latter disclosed the secret pact. The rest, as they say, is the history. You did not need a French or British diplomat to dissolve the Islamic Caliphate.